Men's hockey

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) looks for the puck as Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) scores during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 17, 2019 - 7:03 pm
TORONTO (AP) — David Pastrnak scored twice in quick succession, Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists and the Boston Bruins held off the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-4 on Wednesday night to tie the first-round series 2-2. Charlie McAvoy had a goal and an assist, Zdeno Chara and Joakim Nordstrom also...
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Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore, left, embraces goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury after the team's win over the San Jose Sharks in Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
April 16, 2019 - 11:24 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Max Pacioretty had two goals and two assists, Marc-Andre Fleury earned his 15th playoff shutout and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the San Jose Sharks 5-0 on Tuesday night for a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven Western Conference series. Vegas can eliminate the Sharks from the...
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Winnipeg Jets left wing Kyle Connor (81) scores the winning goal between St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) and Blues' Brayden Schenn (10) during overtime in Game 4 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in St. Louis. The Jets won 2-1 to even the series 2-2. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 16, 2019 - 9:57 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kyle Connor scored 6:02 into overtime and the Winnipeg Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Tuesday night to tie their best-of-seven Western Conference playoff series at two games apiece. Mark Scheifele also scored and Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves for the Jets, who arrived in St...
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New York Islanders' Josh Bailey (12) celebrates his empty-net goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The Islanders won 3-1, sweeping the series. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
April 16, 2019 - 8:49 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Barry Trotz had questions when he took over the New York Islanders last summer. About the defense. About the goaltending. About where the scoring would come from if star John Tavares bailed in free agency. One by one over the last 10 months, the Islanders have answered them all...
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Columbus Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand, of Denmark, celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
April 16, 2019 - 8:42 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sullen and speechless, the Tampa Bay Lightning had little explanation for how they followed up a glorious regular season by getting bounced from the playoffs with record-setting haste. The Columbus Blue Jackets capped a stunning sweep of the Presidents' Trophy winners with a 7...
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Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, right, of Russia, punches Carolina Hurricanes' Andrei Svechnikov, also of Russia, during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
April 16, 2019 - 9:50 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A barrage of punches from Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin could have an impact on the Stanley Cup champions' playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes. Ovechkin floored Carolina rookie Andrei Svechnikov with a right hook during the first period of Monday night's 5-0...
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Nashville Predators center Rocco Grimaldi (23) celebrates his goal against the Dallas Stars in the second period of Game 3 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
April 15, 2019 - 11:13 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne withstood a flurry of shots when the Dallas Stars had an extended power play in the second period, including a 5-on-3 advantage. Then came his incredible save with the game tied midway through the third before the Predators got the game-winner. Rinne...
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Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar drops back to defend in the second period of Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series against the Calgary Flames, Monday, April 15, 2019, in Denver. The game was the first in the NHL for Makar. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 15, 2019 - 10:14 pm
DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon scored twice in the first period and set up newly signed rookie Cale Makar's first NHL goal in his debut as the Colorado Avalanche routed the Calgary Flames 6-2 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series. Matt Nieto added a short-handed...
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Carolina Hurricanes' Warren Foegele (13), right, and Washington Capitals' Jakub Vrana (13), of the Czech Republic, skate during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
April 15, 2019 - 7:50 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes waited 10 long years to finally bring the playoffs back to town. They almost seemed determined to cram a decade's worth of goals and hits into one game. Rookie forward Warren Foegele had two goals and an assist, Dougie Hamilton also scored twice and the...
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Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) celebrates his goal against the Boston Bruins with teammates during the second period of an NHL playoff hockey game in Toronto on Monday, April 15, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 15, 2019 - 7:08 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Auston Matthews scored his first goal of the playoffs and set up another as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal. Andreas Johnsson, also with a goal and an assist, and Trevor Moore...
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